A LOCAL petrol station has run out of fuel.
The Esso garage on Nairn Road, known locally as 'The Matrix', sold its remaining general stock at around 5.30pm last evening (Thursday, March 1).
Adverse weather conditions are believed to have caused the shortage as suppliers are reluctant to allow their delivery trucks to risk driving while many roads around the country are so dangerous.
The Gazette is waiting for confirmation from the supplier as to when it can deliver again.
In the meantime, a reserve stock is still available for emergency service vehicles.
Employees at Seapark Filling Station, Kinloss were unavailable for comment.
It is not clear what the situation is at other garages in the area though across the nation there are reports of other filling stations running out of fuel as the transport network ground to a halt as The Beast from the East battered the UK.